Thousands protest in Nigeria for pro-Biafra detainee, independence

Thousands protest in Nigeria for pro-Biafra detainee, independence

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in southeast Nigeria on Wednesday to demand the release of an activist who operated an illegal radio station calling for a separate state of Biafra. The demonstration in Aba was the latest by separatist groups on an issue that has again exposed deep and longstanding ethnic fault lines in Africa’s most populous nation. A previous unilateral declaration of an independent Republic of Biafra in 1967 led to a…

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